The Cauliflower Polka- Cornet Quartet (1st Cornet Solo)

Composer- Chidester
Length- 3:27
Difficulty- MD
Range- M
Endurance- M
Finger technique- D on solo part only
Counting ability- M
Ensemble difficulty- M

We finally have a new “old” cornet solo. New meaning it was just written and “old” because it has everything the old cornet solos had including the title. Back then every solo was either named for a flower or a constellation.
Why I decided to write a new solo in the old style I don’t know but I think it was very successful. I hope you think so also.
The dynamics, tempi, cadenza, variations and even the time signature speaks of a style long lost but greatly appreciated.
This would be a great addition to any recital and I would suggest that you use cornets, not trumpets in order to get the full impact of the piece.
Listen to sample here-

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